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Reimagining Library Spaces

Transform Your Space on Any Budget
Product code: RENLIB
ISBN: 9781564843913
Published: 2017
Topics: BYOD, 1:1, Learning spaces, Augmented reality, Technology infrastructure
Length: 176 pages

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By Diana Rendina

With the advent of modern technologies and the rise of participatory and active learning pedagogy, the traditional school library model is no longer as effective as it once was.

Reimagining Library Spaces helps librarians rethink the library space, including the changing role of technology, showing ways to transform how students learn in and use these spaces.

Find the guidance you need to make smart and efficient updates to your library space that encourage the use of technology to improve student learning.

This book includes:

Tips and strategies for transforming your outdated library space on a small budget. 
How-to’s for addressing the challenges and opportunities brought about by the changing role of technology, including collaborative learning labs, makerspaces and ways to support BYOD.
Practical suggestions for finding ideas to improve your space, inventory your library and survey your community.

About the Author

Diana Rendina is a media specialist/teacher librarian at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, Florida. She has received many awards, including the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award and the 2015 American Association of School Librarians Frances Henne Award for emerging leaders. She’s a frequent presenter on the maker movement at national and international conferences, and she blogs at

Reimagining Library Spaces is an excellent, thoughtful, and practical read. I love how each chapter ends with action steps, so that you have a tangible suggestion for moving forward. It’s a perfect resource for any school or library media specialist that is considering redesigning the library space on both the small and large scale level. — Michael Karlin, EdTech Roundup